Samsung Washing Machine Errors

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When using a Samsung washing machine to launder clothes and other items, errors may sometimes occur that prevent normal operation. Several Samsung models utilise error codes that quickly identify the source of the problem and allow you to resolve the issue more quickly.

Understanding the most common errors with your Samsung washer can reduce the confusion and stress of troubleshooting the machine and make sure that you are not without clean clothes for too long.


In a Samsung washer, an "SF #" error indicates a system error. These types of errors cannot be cleared manually. Instead, a service technician must be contacted to examine the machine.


A "2E" error occurs when a Samsung washer detects a high or low voltage issue. In many cases, restarting the cycle clears the error. However, if the error code appears again, call an authorised service technician.


A "3E" error in a Samsung washer indicates that there is an issue with the motor. Restarting the cycle may clear the error, but a service technician should be consulted if the error code appears again.


When a "7E" error occurs, there is a problem with silver ions in a Samsung washer. The washers utilise two pure silver plates that serve as electrodes for the water inlet system. During the wash and final rinse cycles, silver ions are sprayed into the tub. The "7E" code may indicate that there is an excess of ions inside the washer. This error cannot be cleared manually. An authorised service technician must be consulted to address the problem.


The "E3" error indicates that a Samsung washer's motor is not running properly. The cycle can usually be restarted by pressing the "Start/Pause" button. However, if the error code appears again, you should contact an authorised service technician.


In a Samsung washer, the "SUdS" error indicates that excessive suds have been detected during a washing cycle. As a result, the machine stops its normal cycle and begins a suds reduction process. When the suds have been sufficiently reduced, the washer will operate as normal. In most cases, excessive suds appear in the washer because too much detergent has been used.


The "LE" error occurs when a Samsung washer is in the process of filling but cannot reach the required water level. In most cases, there is an issue with the washer's water inlet hoses. Check that they are installed properly and there are no kinks in the hoses. If there are no obvious problems with the inlet hoses, contact an authorised service technician to address the problem.


An "nd" error occurs when your Samsung washer is unable to drain. This error code may also appear if the washer senses a clog while in the process of draining. Clean the washer's filter to see if the clog is preventing the water from draining properly. Turn the washer offer approximately 10 seconds and turn it back on again. Start a spin cycle only and press the "Start/Pause" button to start the water draining. If the water still does not drain, call an authorised service technician.


The "nF" error indicates that a Samsung washer has attempted to fill but is unable to do so. Check that your washer's water supply valves are opened, and examine the water inlet hoses for any kinks that might prevent water from reaching the appliance. Examine the fill hoses' inlet screens to make sure that they are not clogged as well.


A "dc" error occurs when a Samsung washer is unable to spin due to an unbalanced load. Redistributing the items inside the washer and pressing the "Start/Pause" button typically clears this error.